Printing a photo (VERY fine halftones)
I'm about to embark on attempting to screen print a photo.
Starting simple, single colour (Black & white photo, with the substrate being the white, black being the ink)
I have just upgraded all my equipment, currently running a Lumitron vacuum exposure unit and using Permaset Aqua water based inks.
Registration isn't an issue, it's mainly making the screen i'm thinking of.
I was hoping i could get some tips?
So far, i get my image, greyscale it then bitmap it AFTER i've made it acetate (film) size, this leaves me with incredibly fine halftones (1x1px), i've adjusted the dot per line number to try and make it more manageable, but to get as close to photo realism, i'm doing it at 100 dots per line, 300dpi on an A2 document (7000px tall)
I'm using a 71t screen (BRITISH numbers)
I am wondering if there is anything i need to consider more?
If anyone has any tips for this to go more successfully than i am anticipating?
I can provide the image, bitmapped if anyone would like.